GEELONG speedster Gary Rohan has avoided any significant injury after twisting his knee in an awkward tackle against the Hawks on Friday night.
Cats General Manager of Football Simon Lloyd says Rohan won’t be hindered in his preparation for this week’s match against the Blues.
“Gary was caught in a tackle during the game and it looked ugly at the time but he was able to play out the entire game it was just a slight tweak,” Lloyd said.
“He’ll train fully this week and be available.”
Another Cat who will be available for selection this week is Jake Kolodjashnij, who has now fully recovered from pre-season hip surgery.
“Jake has no issues whatsoever, he’s training well as are a number of the other players that weren’t selected last week. Jake was very close to playing.”
The good news continues with Nakia Cockatoo beginning to hit his straps on the training track, including a pre-match session on GMHBA Stadium last week.
“We had some good numbers out on the training track on Friday pre the AFL game,” Lloyd says.
“Nakia is starting to hit some top speed and he’s completing a lot of the the football sessions at the moment so he’s progressing really well.”
Josh Jenkins is continuing to deal with a back complaint.
“Josh has had back soreness for the last couple of weeks, it’s in the facet joint and we’re investigating that further,” Lloyd says.
“Hopefully he’ll improve in the coming weeks.”
Meanwhile this week’s non-selected players will have a chance to press their case for selection with inter-club match simulation.
“This Saturday we’ll have match simulation against Carlton for the non-selected players. Those players are really looking forward to that.